Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Florida trip

Wow - where to begin? It was SO fun to get away with half of the Jones family. It was certainly an adventure - first time flying with any kids - so 2 was a douzy, but actually they did REALLY well. Harder on the way home since it was their bedtime, but it all went way better than I expected and they also slept pretty well in FL which I wasn't anticipating.

We had some fun dinners out, 2 times of playing in the gulf which Lucy LOVED, a couple pool times - 2 times where I got to lay in the sun alone or with my sister in law, awww, lovely!
Sadly the weather was unseasonably cold and rainy, but during this time Lucy had the flu - yucky times - so we laid low anyway and it was fine :) Poor girl. 

Also we pricelined a car and got a great deal but apparently our whole plane got a priceline car through Budget so Joe waited in line for over an hour while Lucy ran around and played, I fed Noah, changed diapers, etc....So while he was at the counter (ALONE) they mentioned him "upgrading" to a camaro (AKA they are OUT of economy cars that we agreed to - like a ford focus size....) of course he said YES......camaro = boyhood dream right?! So as I waited and saw a Camaro pulling up I thought, haha, that'd be SO Funny but NOT funny if that was Joe........................................Sure enough it WAS Joe, much to my dismay....

So after 20 mins of trying to figure out how to fit 2 adults, 2 kids, 2 car seats, 1 suitcase, 1 duffle, 1 pack n play, 1 double stroller.............we figured it out. But the strolled was in my lap and I could barely breath for about an hour. Good times. But we made it.  Ha.

In conclusion, not the best health and weather but overall a lovely trip, time with family and just fun to be away from home and somewhere beautiful!! :)

Here are some photos:

A Camaro trunk................

A camaro interior - not quite as roomy as Joe pictured... :)

Friday, February 22, 2013

2 years and 6 months

How can my babies be this old?!

I can't believe how fast it is all going.

trying to enjoy each moment!


Photo: Daddy's taking L out in her sumo pants!




Photo: Snow time

Monday, February 18, 2013

Happy Birthday Sweet Girl

Words cannot express how much I love you, my precious girl.
So very, very thankful that the Lord blessed us with you.
Have loved every moment of the last two years and can't believe I have the privilege of being your Momma.



Thursday, February 14, 2013

Simple Crusty Bread

Ok, so I haven't tried this yet but my mom makes it ALL THE TIME. and I've watched her and TRUST me it's SUPER simple. And it's SOOOO Delicious. You HAVE to try it. Sorry for all the caps. but I MEAN it!

Crusty Bread

3 cups unbleached all purpose flour
1 3/4 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon yeast
1 1/2 cups water

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, salt and yeast.  Add water and mix until a shaggy mixture forms.  Cover bowl with plastic wrap and set aside for 12 - 18 hours.  Overnight works great.  Heat oven to 450 degrees.  When the oven has reached 450 degrees place a cast iron pot with a lid in the oven and heat the pot for 30 minutes.  Meanwhile, pour dough onto a heavily floured surface and shape into a ball.  Cover with plastic wrap and let set while the pot is heating.  Remove hot pot from the oven and drop in the dough.  Cover and return to oven for 30 minutes.  After 30 minutes remove the lid and bake an additional 15 minutes.  Remove bread from oven and place on a cooling rack to cool. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Happy Valentine's from us

Let's be honest, there's no better way to celebrate than with a heart shaped donut
Lots of love to you all from all of us <3 <3

Photo: Heart donuts - happy valentines day to us!


Photo: "I like it". "delicious". Keep being said :)

Photo: Sorry couldn't resist.